Tucked within one of the heritage houses along Muntri Street, Nellcis Passion Heart Cafe is one of the latest members to the Penang cafe scene. Be sure to check the place out if you have exquisite taste buds. Reason? They have Durian and Cempedak Cakes. Do expect to see some cakes with quirky and playful combinations, Black Forest with Red Wine cake just to name one; best of all, all the cakes are priced at unbelievably affordable prices and the cakes will be generously sliced. However, I do not see this place as a good place to retreat or for gathering, it does not have the perfect setting. The lack of air-conditioners could be frustrating for the heat-intolerant either. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a simple cafe to enjoy a decent slice of cake, you are at the right place.
Their Apple Crumble (Rm 7, with additional add-on of Vanilla Ice Cream at Rm 2/ scoop) was good, the Apples were generously sliced and spiced, crumbly but crunchy. The huge portion makes it a contenting dish to share with your dining partners. I also had an additional add on of Vanilla Ice Cream but I did not find it worth the price, it was the ordinary Nestle Ice Cream and it had not done much in its aid. However, some might find the pie a little harder to the bite. Nonetheless, I love the strong Cinnamon flavor infused within the Apples and it was not saccharine sweet. It was not mind-blowing but it was good enough to satiate my craving.
Intrigued by the name, I placed my order without a second thought, their Fresh Cream Durian Cake (Rm 8) sure comes in a gigantic portion. Sponge cake base layered with Fresh Cream and slathered with Durian paste as the finishing touch. I was not quite impressed with the cake, I thought the flavor was slightly subdued. Moreover, the texture of the cake was not up my expectation either, it was soft and slouchy, easily fall apart with little effort; but I could not complain too much considering the wallet-friendly price tag....
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 83, Lebuh Muntri, 10200, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 12pm to 11pm. Closed on every Tuesday.
Contact Number: 6016- 443 1336